The prominent social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp have regained their connectivity after 6 hours of outage. 3.5 billion users of the sites were kept from using social media and messaging services. The company apologized but did not give the exact reason however, the configuration changes are likely to be blamed for the sudden outage.
Many Facebook employees believe that the outage was due to internal mistakes and the internet traffic the sites have seen. However, many blamed the company for their pursuit of gaining profit with hate speech and misinformation.